Spring may be the time for a thorough house cleaning, but fall is when I get the urge to ORGANIZE spaces, especially my bedroom closet. When I’m packing away summer clothes and pulling out boots, scarves, gloves and sweaters, it seems as if I could always use a few more storage solutions. So this 4 for Friday I searched Etsy for a few fun pieces to help organize an overflowing closet.
• Here’s one for my shoe obsessed friends, and hopefully they have some DIY talent, The Lazy Shoe Zen Shoe Rack – Plans. That’s right, this listing is for an instructional DVD with the construction directions and drawings, and a complete list of the materials needed for the shoe holder. Put your DIY skills to the test and make this rotating storage unit that holds 36 pairs of shoes. $24
• I love the look of vintage luggage, and have this classic Samsonite Train Case in a bright pink. While it’s too heavy and bulky for me for traveling, it makes for stylish storage. I keep mine on top of a dresser in my closet; during the fall it holds lightweight scarves and my favorite pair of gloves for easy access. $25
• I can never have enough spots for hanging coats, hoodies, umbrellas and purses. How cute would a mish mash of these colorful Repurposed Hook Racks look in a closet, on a bedroom door or in an entryway? Each shabby chic feeling painted hook board is an original with repurposed, vintage knobs and pulls in various shapes and colors $48
• As a container lover, I can hardly resist the allure of a vintage hat box, like these Red Nesting Hat Boxes. I use a similar large hat box to store my sunglasses and eyeglass holders. I’m thinking of all the things I could store (scarves, sewing supplies, love letters) with this bold, red set. The sturdy pair features faux leather lids, rope handles and are lined with dark brown cotton fabric. $24.50
Readers – what items have you repurposed for storage use?
Tyna, co-founder and co-editor of wht, worries about becoming a crazy cat lady, reads at least a book a week, checks in at a Flyers fan forum every morning and is forever (some say obsessively) organizing her closets and drawers.